We have been learning about New Zealand and Maori culture over the last few weeks. The children are now working on their own projects. We have made some beautiful Maori art. The koru is a spiral symbol which is very important in Maori culture. It is based on the shape of a fern before it's leaves unfurl. We drew some Koru art, using the art of New Zealand artist Raewyn Harris as inspiration!
We had our big maths competition today against 3rd Class Green and our class won! Good job everyone, it was clear people had been practising lots at home!
We have been learning about sea turtles over the last few weeks, we hope you like our sea turtle inspired art!
Before our mid term break, we made rockets in class. They were constructed using insulation tubing, card, duct tape and elastic bands. Yesterday some of us took turns launching them to see how far they would travel!
Today we were learning about whales, we looked at how they eat, breathe and communicate. We worked in groups researching different facts and reported them back to our class mates! Did you know a baby blue whale drinks up to 500 litres of milk a day! Ask your children what else they learned!
We have been learning lots of new vocabulary this year! When the children find one of their word wall words in their book they earn a dojo point! More importantly this reinforces their understanding and enhances their written work, as well as their reading!
A few weeks ago I put up a picture of our Space Art. Since then the children have completed and presented their own group space projects. They put in a huge amount of work and learned some amazing facts! Here are some of the children working on their projects!
It was Space Week this week! We listened to songs about our solar system, and watched informative videos about space! We also began researching our own space projects. Some of us are looking at space travel, while others are researching stars, asteroids and comets. Some children have even chosen to research black holes! More on our projects when they are complete, but for the moment here is our artwork from this past week!
Here we are working on our problem solving! Word problems can be very tricky, so every week we take time to practise problem solving strategies. By highlighting important words, drawing pictures and estimating we have worked out some difficult problems already this year!